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I fr h.r IV, 8 te ft mwn wwafw wfkw? vrCit'. ',^ 4 F. POWELL w/ frVKu.l| V*« Js\-£? Tri-Weekly Courier '•Y THE COURIER PRINTING CO. huiMlwl August 184& VtmlMr of the Lh Nmpajw Syndicate W. UBB .... Founder J. K. DOUGHERTY. .Managing Editor Pally Courier. 1 yar, br m*U ... •W®J |^.®rt-W*ekly Courier, year ...... OKiee: 117-119 Bast Second Street 1' Telephony Bell (editorial or business •ffloe)No.44. ... .. Mew telephone, business oW« telephone, editorial office MT. AMmi the Courier Printing Com HB|. Ottumwa, Iowa. 'S BUend. ae' second class n«Mjr October IT, 1«08, at the poitomca. Ot tumwa, Iowa, under the Act ot Con «reae o£ March S. 1879. BAILEY'S PREDICAMENT. Although Senator Bailey refused to make any statement explaining his de cision to withdraw from the senate at the close of his present term, Texas political gossip makes it appear that the 'senator withdrew because he felt satisfied he could not be re-elected. As the story from Texas goes the senator promised to come back to the state during the recent' prohibition campaign and make several speeches in favor of the "wets." The leaders of this faction kept the wires hot try ing to get the senator into the game, but he sidestepped until after the campaign was over. This made the "wets" angry and they made known to the senator the. state of their feelings. Then, Texas gossip says, the senator in his public speeches began to lean toward the prohibitionists, with whom he had sever before been affiliated. The "drys" did not think his repent ance was sincere and served notice on Bailey that he belonged on the other side of the road. Inasmuch as neither the prohibition ists nor the antirprohibitionists would have anything to do with Bailey, and as every male, in the state of voting age was aligned with one or the other of these factions, it did not require the exercise of any great political acumen to demonstrate to Bailey that he would have about as much coance of "coming back" as Jeff or Hack. Finding that the welcome on the mat wasn't meant for him, Senator Bailey did the logical thing by getting the jump on his opponents with his an nouncement to retire. ARE WE LESS COURTEOUS? The Chicago Tribune wants to know If the manners of Chlcagoans are de generating. It believes there is ground for the belief that in public places men are less regardful of wom en and women less considerate of others. The giving up of seats in cars, for example, it says, has become' al most obsolete.' One explanation of this is found in, the Invasion of busi ness by women, but the Tribune finds it difficult to excuse the too numerous instances of discourtesy to the elderly and the obviously weiak and cites this Illustration: In a North State street car the other day two white haired women stood. It was not in the rush hour. It was at noon. There were well dressed, bronzed, muscular men in that car. They kept their sfeats. There were weir dressed, well fed women in the car. They, too, kept their seats. There were healthy youths who never budged. Then a young girl rose and gave one of the white haired women a seat The other, a woman of 65 or more, a woman who had worked through her life, neat, self-respecting, but weary, this woman was left cling ing to the back of a seat as the car swayed and jarred along. Perhaps such a flagrant case is not often found. But the fact that it oc curred at a time of day when none of the usual excuses apply and In a car full of people who obviously think themselves considerably above the social average makes it especially sig nificant. The Tribune holds it'to be dishonor able to any community to have such things occur. It indicates a public moral which is losing the old timp, generous, courtesy of the American people. No people can develop indif ference to the aged and the weak adds, without degenerating. WRESTLING VS. BOXING. "The most unlovely pastime of man is catch as catch can wrestling," the Chicago Tribune asserts, "but a pe culiar eccentricity of community con science which bars prize fighting tol erates the other form of sport. "A gentleman having the big toe of his left foot pressed Into his right ear to the discomfort of intervening parts of his body may be more pleas f. ing esthetically than a gentleman who has been punched in the nose, but the I difference is superficial and riot ma terial. Ordinarily a pair of well matched boxers inflict less torment and give the spectator a better exhibi tion of skill, but we forbid boxing and tolerate wrestling. "In point of loveliness wrestling has not been developed far from the old fashioned rough and tumble fight, with gouging and biting permitted, and we doubt that it is half as inter esting." it A point of view which we can heart ily endorse. CHECKING FIRE WASTE. 5'•••$ There has been a great deal said in this column regarding avoidable fire waste, but it is because the Courier feels that too much cannot be said on this subject. As a people we are too much inclined to be careless in this regard, failing even to take the ordi nary precautions. We allow rubbish to accumulate about the premises, with out giving thought to the danger of loss of life and property, or to the duty we owe our neighbor in taking reasonable precautions against causing a loss to him. The fire loss In this country runs up into the hundreds of millions every year. BgSflMl F. Crocker, former mtibL Farm Notes Not Written for Farmer* BY H. L. RANN. The ear-drums of a Percheron filly are said to be more sensitive than the conscience of a plain drunk. This is the reason why some, colts land all four feet in the feed box when a man with a voioe like the bass clef of a bassoon enters the stall and be gins to converse frith them. It is a pitiful sight to hear 4 horse buy er who talks like a drunken bull fiddle try to win the affections of a yearling colt "by pitching his voice so high that it eoundB llge the expiring gasp of a punctured bag pipe. Every man who handles horses ought to take a course In voice culture or else have his throat cauter ised daily with XXX cayenne pepper. What is there about fruit farming that sears the conscience and makeB the heart harder than a brother in the church when the Interest is due? The world Is full of half pint raspberry boxes masquerading as full quarts, with a false bottom which is as decep tive as a married man at a summer resort. Another pious little conceit is to pack an apple barrel full of runts and seedlings and surface them with two layers of ruddy-faced pippins. It has gotten ,so nowadays that the only» way to buy fruit is to have the con tents of the package opened before a justice of the peace. chief of the New York fire department, says the annual, loss will approximate $500,000,000 and that 10,000 lives are lost in fires. The bulk of this loss of life and property is due, Mr. Crocker, asserts, to somebody's carelessness, and he enumerates some of these causes, as follows: Carelessness in factories, which in most cases means dirt and rubbish and oily waste. Carelessness in the use of matches. Do you stop to watch where a light ed match falls after you have lighted your cigar? Bad electrical wiring. Careless housekeeping. Dark and dirty hallways. People at night, scratch matches to find their way about, throw the match in a cor ner into a pile of rubbish, and a few hours later there's a call for the fire men. Dark basements. Tenants go down after coal or wood with a candle or with matches. A startling number of bad fires occur this way. Oil stoves. Old-fashioned oil lamps. Cigar and cigarette stubs, ,, The community that learns this lesson before it has had disasterous^ fire losses displays good sense. Omaha is the latest city to adopt the commission plan of government. The system will be placed in operation next spring. There will be seven com missioners, instead of five as in Iowa cities of the first class, but otherwise the plan will be about the same as that in this state. There was little in terest in the election in th® measure passed.' Out of about 25,000 registered voters only 5,341 voted in favor of the plan and 2,845 against it, less than a third of the total register ed vote being cast. Now is the time for all good men who have been talking in favor of taking the tariff out of politics te come to the aid fit the nonpartisan tariff commission, abserves the Sioux City Journal. Some of the poli ticians who have been talking in fa vor of the tariff commission as a means of taking the tariff out of poli tics are trying to get away from it. "I say it was an outrage," insisted a man from Iowa, according to a Chi cago paragrapher, "to call off the bets on that wrestling match, on the pre text that It was 'gambling'! Betting on Gotch isn't gambling!" When Ottumwa does anything it does it right. For instance, after going ijry all summer, Ottumwa had a rain storm last night with enough thunder and blixen added to put the telegraph wires out of business, burn barn or so and scare people into fits who had forgotten what a real storm was. Noting the headline, "Children gladly trip to their desks at school again," a contemporary observes: "Haven't you a picture somewhere of Johnny gladly tripping back to his desk." ___________ The occupant of the white house doesn't have to stay there during house cleaning time, and the Sioux City Journal believes that is one of the things that makes boys and men ambitious to be president. Thank jgoodness the Beattie murder trial is nearly over. News being a little slack right now, theNwires have been burdened with a lot of stuff with about enough news value to command a stickful of type under normal news conditions. "In going, to Alaska instead of. to Gifford Pinchot for facts regarding conditions at Controller bay," the ynnann City Journal ironically ob serves, "Secretary Fisher makes it plain that he is no true conservation ist. A base tool of the Guggenheims, no doubt." "By every essential, vital test," says the Chicago Record-Herald in summing up its answer to Senator Cummins' anti-Taft statement "Mr. Faft is a progressive thinker and pro gressive statesman/* The world, some writer reminds us, is always ready to step aside for the man who knows where he is gc-ing. fx i1 CHAPTER VIII—Continued.) A telegraph messenger boy had come up to Dick. "Richard Ffrench he verified. "Sign, please." The message was from New York. "All coming down," Dick read. "Limousine making delay. Wire me St. Royal of race. Bailey." Far from pleased, young Ffrench hurriedly wrote the desired answer and gave it to the boy to be sent. But he thrust the yellow envelope into his pocket before turning to the tent where Lestrange was drinking cheap black coffee while an impatient young surgeon hovered near. The hour's rest was characteristic ally spent. Washed, bandaged, and refreshed, Lestrange dropped on a cot in the back of the tent and pushed a roll of motor garments beneath his head for a pillow. There he intermit tently spoke to his companion of what ever the moment suggested listening to every sound of the race and inter spersing acute comment, starting up whenever the voice of his own machine hinted that the driver was disobeying Instructions or the shrill klaxon gave warning of trouble. But through it all Dick gathered much of the family story. "My mother was a Californian," Le strange once said, coming back from But, he turned to Dick the clear c&n- self at twenty-one, so I helped him the truth by the next day, anyhow., that!" "That" was the harsh alarm of the official klaxon, coupled with a cry of countless voices. The ambulance gong clanged as Lestrange sprang to his feet and reached the door. "Which car?" he called. Frank I'll take the machine'again my- in compliance. Lestrange turned to make ready, but paused beside the catchin' him,' he yelled to me. Here's hoping his broncho machine pitched CHAPTER IX. Bailey turned to a blue and gold of ficial passing. "Number seven all right?" he asked. "On the track, Lestrange driving," was the prompt response. "Leading by thirty-two miles." A little of Emily's color rushed back. Satisfied, Bailey lead the way to the tiers of seats, almost empty at this hour. Pearly, unsubstantial in the young light, lay the huge oval meadow and the track edging It. Of the four teen, cars starting, nine were still cir cling their course, ope temporarily its camp for supplies. "I've sent over for Mr. Dick," Bailey informed the other two. I V1 PTTUMWA COURIER. SATURDAY, SEPT. THE Flying Mercury Eleanor Copyright 1910 The Bobbs-Merrlll Co a tour of inspection. "She was them cross, tried, dust-streaked twenty times as much alive as any gasolene-scented. Ffrench that ever existed,- I've been "j don't see why you wanted to told. I fancy she passed that quality 1 on to me—you know she died when, I them. "I'm busy enough now. We're was born—for I nearly drove the leading if Lestrange holds out we'll family mad. They expected the worst win. But he's driving alone Frank of me, and I gave the best worst I had. most And I left home for good in a dinner- tinued long enough. If we had not coat and raglan, with something under ten dollars in odd change. What's |ng he speed limit, I should have been here to end this scene at midnight. Stunned, his nephew stared at him. "Withdraw!" "Precisely. And desire David to come here." "I won't," said Dick flatly. "If you want to rulJ it into Lestrange that way, send Bailey. And I say it's a con- Rupert answered first: "Not ours. Number eight's burning founded shame." up after a smash on the far turn." "Richard!" "Jack's car," identified Lestrange, I His round face ablaze, Dick thrust and stood for an instant. "Go flag his unc ed gravely. "I don't know what she will fronted with the unprecedented. hear of me if anything happens, I've told you the truth. I'm old enough to see it npw. And I tried to square things.' the the In the delicate,fresh June dawn Ffrench limousine crept into Beach inclosure. "We're here," said Bailey, to traveling companions. You can park the car front by the fence Mr. David might see you and kill himself by a misturn. Come up to the grand stand seats." his Mr. Ffrench got out in silence and assisted Emily to descend a pale and wideeyed Emily behind her veil. "The boys were calling extras," she suggested faintly. "They said three accidents on the track." "He'sjLwi.ce if been here, and he can tell what's do ing. Four cars are out of the race. There's Mr. David, criming!" A gray machine shot around the west curve, hurtled roaring down the straight stretch past the stand and crossed before them, the mechanician rising in his seat to catch the pendant linen streamers and wipe the dust from the driver's goggles in preparation for the "death turn" ahead. There was a series of rapid explosions as the driver shut off his motor, the machine sewerved almost facing the infield fence and slid around the bend with a skidding lurch that threw a cloud of soil high in the air. Emily cried out, Mr. Ffrench half rose in his place. "What's the matter?" dryly queried Bailey. "He's been doing that all night and a mighty pretty turn he makes, too. He's, been doing it for about five years, In fact, to earn his liv ing. only we didn't see him. Here goes another." Mr. Ffrench put on his pince-nez preserving the dignity of outward com posure. Emily saw and heard nothing she was following Lestrange around the far sides of the course, around until again he flashed past her, re peating his former feat with appalling exactitude. It was hardly more than five minutes before Dick came hurrying toward and come," he began, before he reached we re dor of his smile, "it was rather a decent dock fence and broke his leg. It didn't worst, I honestly believe. The most hurt the machine a bit, except tires, outrageous thing I ever did was to lead but it lost us twenty-six laps. And it a set of seniors in hoisting a cow into leaves Lestrange with thirteen steady the Dean's library, one night, and so hours at the wheel. He says he can get myself expelled from college. "A. cow?" the other echoed. "A fat cow, and it mooed," he stuffed the pillow into a more com- him. fortable position. "Is that our car «j don't know what you call fit. running in? No, it's just passing. If says he is. His hands are blistered Frank doesn't wreck my machine, I'll! already, his right arm has been get this race. And then, the same week bandaged twice where he hurt it pull ipy chum and roommate ran away with ing nt out an hour ago, on the second lief, when he went through the pad- do it." "He's fit?" Bailey questioned. Dick turned a peevish regard upon me a Doraflora girl of some variety show terday, and he's had three hours' rest and married her. I was romatic my-|out sen lieve they've stayed married ever hospital. I suppose if Lestrange isn't since, by the way. But somehow* the !flt absolute finality. "This has con been arrested in New York for exceed- hands in his pockets, facing his ie stubbornly. self. It's one o'clock, and I've got to. "After his splendid fight, to stop him win this race." 'now? Do you know how they take be Severai men ran across to the track lng put ou the g0O( awed Dick to look over the infield to- with everything, underneath, its •ward the flaming blotch against the ^rived sat down and cried.. And you'd da'rk sky. come down on Lestrange when he's "He was in to change a tire ten|w|nning—j won't do it, I won't! Send minutes ago," observed Rupert, beside Bailey I can't tell him." them. 'Tell Lestrange I'm doin' time t( those fellows Why, when Lallan car went off the track for i, last night, with its chain tangled you wan and lta do him clear from the fireworks." Bailey. "But it won't be any use to When the Mercury car swung in, a to discredit the car driver, Mr. Ffrench, you can jt without me," slowly added send for few moments lfiter, Lestrange lingered come." for a last word to Dick. The autocrat of hiB little world look "I'm engaged to Emily," he said Mr. David, because he won't from one rebel to the other, con- If I wish to withdraw him, it is to place him out of danger," he retgrted with asperity. "Not because I wish to mortify him, naturally. Is that clear? Does he want to pass the next thirteen hours under this ordeal?" 'Til tell you what he wants,' an swered Dick. "He wants to be let alone. It seems to me he's earned that." Ethan Ffrench opened his lips, and closed them again without speech. It had not been his life's habit to let peo ple alone and the art was acquired with difficulty. "I admit I do not comprehend the feelings you describe," he conceded, at last. "But there Is one person who has the right to decide whether David shall continue this risk of his life. Emily, do you wish the car with drawn." There was a gasp from the other two meh. "I?" the young girl exclaimed, amazed ."I can call him here »safe Her voice died out as Lestrange's car raced past, overtaking two rivals on the turn and sliding between them with an audacity that provoked rounds of applause from the spectators. To call him in from that, to have him safe with her—the mere thought was a delight that caught her breath. Yet, she knew Lestrange. The three men watched her in keen suspense. The Mercury car had passed Jtgftla feetorg «he raised her .MH mik Uliiin head, and in that space, of He away from the' gear-cutter yes- 0 the last eleven. See that heap over through with It. He was wealthy and Alan car bunj,ei| up last night and she was pretty it seemed to fit. I be-' there that's where the its driver and mechanician to the an( reporters got affairs mixed and pub-! something like that happen to him and llshed me as the bridegroom. Have Rupert. you got a cigar? I smoke about three times a year, and this is one of them. Yes, there was a fine scene when I went home that night, a Broadway melodrama. I lost my temper easier then by the time my father and uncle gave me time to speak, I was too angry to defend myself and set them right. I supposed they would learn makes a miscue we'll" see "No!" Emily, cried piteously. Remorse clutched Dick. "I forgot you, cousin," he apologized. "Don't go off Lestrange swears he feels fine and gibes at me for worry ing. Don't look llfte that." "Richard, you will go down and order our car withdrawn from the race," Mr. Ffrench stated, with.' his a hundren seconds Emily reached the final un selfishness. "What David wants," she said. "Uncle, what David wants." "You're a .brick!" cried Dick, in a passion of relief. "Emily, you're a brick!" She looked at him with eyes he never forgot. "If anything happens to him, I hope I die too," she answered, and drew the silk veil across her face. "Go back, Mr. Dick, you're no good here," advised Bailey, in the pause. "I guess Miss Emily is right, Mr. Ffrench we've got nothing to do but look on, for David Ffrench was wiped out to nalce Darling Lestrange." Having left the decision to Emily it was in character that her uncle of fered no remonstrance when she dis appointed his wish. Nor did he reply to Bailey's reminder of who had sent David Ffrench to the track. But he did adopt the suggestion to look on, and there was sufficient to see. When Lestrange came into his camp for oil and gasoline, near eight o'clock, Dick seized the brief halt, the first In three hours. "Emily's up in the stand," he an nounced. "Send her a word, old man and don't get reckless In front of her. "Emily?" echoed Lestrange, too weary for astonishment. "Give me a pencil. No, I can't take off my gauntlet it's glued fast. I'll manage. Rupert, go take an hour's rest and Bend me the other mechanician." "I can't get off my car it's glued fast," Rupert confided, leaning over the back of the machine to appropriate a sandwich fom the basket a man was carrying to the neighboring camp. "Go on with your correspondence, dearest." So resting the card Dick supplied on the steering-wheel, Lestrange wrote a difficult two lines. He was out again on the track when Dick brought the message to Emily. "I just told him you were here, cousin," he whispered at her ear, and dropped the card In her lap. "I'll enjoy this more than ever, with you here," she read. "It's the right place for my -girl. I'll give you the cup for our first dinner table, tonight. "David." Emily lifted her face. The tragedy of the scene was gone, Lestrange eyes laughed at her out of a mist. The sky was blue, the sunshine golden the merry crowds commencing to pour in woke carnival in her heart. "He said to tell you the machine was running magnificently," supplemented Dick, "and not to Insult his veteran reputation by getting nervous. He's coming by—look." He was coming by and, although unable to look toward the grand-stand, he raised his hand in s&lute as he passed, to the one he knew was watching. Emily flushed rosily, her dark eyes warm and shining. "I can wait," she sighed gratefully. "Dickie, I can wait until it ends, now." Dick went back. The hours passed. One more car went out of the race under the grinding test there were the usual incidents of blownout tires and temporary with drawals for repairs. Twice Mr. Ffrench sent his partner and Emily to the restaurant below, tolerating no pro tests, but he himself never left his seat. Perfectly composed, his expres sion perfectly self-contained, he watch ed his son. The day grew unbearably hot to ward afternoon, a heat rather of July than June. After a visit to his camp Lestrange reappeared without the suffocating mask and cap driving bareheaded, with only the narrow goggles crossing, his face. The change left visible the drawn pallor of ex haustion under stains of, dust and oil, his rolled-back sleeves disclosed the crimson bandage on his right arm and the fact that his left wrist was tightly wound with linen where swollen and strained muscles rebelled at the long trial. "He's been driving fof •'ineteen hours," said Dick, cllmDing tip to his party through the excited crowd. "Two hours more to six o'clock. Listen to the mob when he passes!" The injunction was unnecessary. As the sun slanted low the enthusiasm grew to fever. This was a crowd of connoisseurs—motorists, chauffeurs, automobile lovers and drivers—they knew what wafc being done before them. The word passed that Lestrange was in his twentieth hour people climbed on seats to cheer him as he went by. When one of his tires blew out, in tfye opening of the twenty-first hour of his driving and the twenty fourth of the race, the great shout of sympathy and encouragement that went up shook the grand-stand to its cement foundations. Neither Lestrange nor Rupert left his seat while that tire was changed. "If we did I ain't sure we'd get back," Rupert explained to Dick, who hovered around them agitatedly. "If I'd thought Darling's mechanician #1 (TAfVtn would ger in for this, I'd have taken in sewing for a living. How much longer?" "Half an hour." "Well, watch ub finish." A renewed burst of applause greet ed the Mercury car's return to the track.Men were standing watch in hand to count the last moments, their eyes on the bulletin board where the reeled-off miles were being registered. Two of the other machines were fighting desperately for second place, hopeless of rivaling Lestrange, and after them sped the rest. "The finish!" some one suddenly called. "The last lap!" Dick was hanging over the paddock fence when the car shot by amidst braying klaxons, motor horns, cheers, and the clashing music of the band. .Frantic, the people hailed Lestrange as the black and white cheeked flag drop ped before him in proclamation of his victory and the ended race. Rupert raised his arms above his head in the Blgnal of acknowledgment, as they flew across the line and swept on to complete the circle to their camp. Lestrange slackened speed to take the dangerous, deeply furrowed turn for the last time, his car poised for the curving flight under his guidance—then the watching hundreds saw the driver's hands slip from the .steer&l&mtLeel as he reached for the .... ... mW, TSf! brake. Straight across the track the machine dashed, instead of following the bend, crashed through the barrier, and rolled over on its side in the green meadow grass. "The steering-knuckle-" Bailey groaned, as the place burst into up roar around them. "The wheel—I saw it turn uselessly in his hands!" "They're up!" cried a dozen voices. "No, one's up and one's under." "Who's caught in the wreck—Le strange .or his man But before the people who surged over the tracks breaking all restraint, before the electric afmbulance, Dick Ffrench reached the marred thing that had been the Mercury car. It waa Lestrange who had painfully struggled to one knee beside the machine, fight ing hard for breath to speak. "Take the car off Rupert," he panted, at Dick's cry of relief on see ing him. "I'm all right—take the car off Rupert." (To Be Continued.) THEN AND NOW. Kansas City Journal: A few day# ago Bome fellows at Paolk were com plaining of the high cost of living. "Well, let's see how the cost of living now compares with the cost of forty two years ago," said O. F. McLaughlin, as he pulled down from a shelf his old day book of 1870. He read off a few entries. Here they are: "H. Pardee, 2 bushels potatoes, $1.60 S. B. Watson, 2 gallons mo lasses, $2.40 H. Torry, 2 pounds prunes, 50c Mo. Rlv. Ft. S. & Gulf R. R: by McGrath, 2 sacks flour, $14.00 18 pounds butter, $7.20 3 pounds Bab bitt's soap, 50c Shultz, the baker, 1 sack flour, $6.50 H. S. Campbell, 3 pounds ^heese, 75c William Crowell, 5 pounds lard, $1.00 B. F. Simpson, 3 pounds butter, $1.20 Gulf Road, Mc Grath's party, 10 pounds dried apples, $1.65 10 pounds dried peaches, $2.00, and 1 kit mackerel, $2.75 J. T. Haughney, 1 gallon coal, oil, 70c S. W. Davis, 1-4 pound Imperial tea, 60c E. F. Hobart, 1 pound seeded raisins, 50c Gulf Road, George Pratt's party, 2 bushels meal, $2.80 80 pounds sugar. $15.20 20 pounds rice, $3.20, and 5 pounds gun powder tea, $10.00 Thom as Dennis, 3 boxes matches, 25c and one box soda crackers, 29 pounds with box, $3.87." And then to heap coals upon the heads of the complainants it waa shown that f^rm hands received $13 a month in 1870 and common labor $1 a day. "Guess we haven't much complaint, after all, against present prices," re marked one of the complainants who is now receiving $3 a day for his labor. 8AY, MY SON. Marshalltown Times-Republican: Yes, son, Gotch won the match. I heard the news about the same time you and every body else did. Sure he is a good wrestler. Yes, I think the Russian had a yellow streak. No, I don't believe they will wrestle again. Yes, I under stand that Gotch got $21,000 and a rakeoff on the moving pictures. I haven't any idea how much he "will make on the picture privilege. I don't know whether he could handle any man In the world. It might be that some angry man of whom nobody ever heard outside his own township would wipe up the earth with him if he got mad enough. Yes, •*he has a farm at Humboldt. Say, my son, dry up and let me 'ask a question or two. What do you know about this wreBt ling game anyway? What kind of a hold 1b this reverse foody business? How1 did Gotch take hold of the Rus slari and what did he do and how did he do It? You don't know? Well, what is the scissors lock? CJm't tell?'What's a hammer lock and a full Nelson? Tell me what these terms you repeat so glibdly mean? Say, son, you are pretty ignorant of this game you are talking so muth about aren't you? Run'along my boy and .play baseball. That is your game. Go fishing, ride your bike, take a hike with another boy or two and Btay out In the woods ovep night.' You get into those sports and diversions yourself. They are yours. Don't get excited over two pro fessional athletes who meet to bull each other around a ring for an hour or so in order to buy another farm or get the money to go back to Russia and live easy. Don't let another do your eport for you. Get into it yourself. A man may sit to see wrestling matches all his life without cultivating a single muscle for himself and the biggest thing about the whole business Is to have the muscle yourself and use it having fun and doing work with. Don't get the idea that sport is something to be paid for with admission fees and enjoyed by eyesight. It isn't. Real sport Is the fun you have playing the game yourself, not hiring somebody to do it for you to laze around and look at. Sure, a fellow is bound to get mighty interested in a big wrestle like this. Why not? A fellow ought to know what's going on and sit up to take no tice but the real goods my son, are the sports you play in yourself, the touch down the eleven gets by good, game work down the center of the field, the end run you or one of the other boys made while the others Interfered, the two bagger you pulled past the third bag,-(he fast stop and sure throw, that cut the run off at the plate and not less, than any of these the way you guarded your position, watchful, will ing, up on your toes all through game which didn't offer vou a chance for a put out or an assist. That's the real goods my son, the kind of sport that makes muscle and forms char acter. Do it yourself. Don't get off with the idea that a big noise is sport. Some times it Is the bfillyho at the pay win dow. I MT. ZION. The Presbytery will meet Monday evening and Tuesday of next week at the Presbyterian church. Mrs. Belle Calhoun of Birtningham is visiting here with relatives and friends. Mrs. Addison Mcintosh and children started Tuesday for their home at Bakersfield Calif. Miss Hazel Hootman recently visit ed with relatives here. Mrs. Asa Baker and son who have been visiting here for a few days left Thursday for their home In Missouri. Minnie and Hampton Watts return ed home Thursday after a two weeks' 1 $£» s.' .. ft:' mmm [earner Is*eWSraty*at ^Balkluhs Clean, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Barker are the parents of a daughter, born last Thursday. Mrs. Chas. Warner of Pulaski and Mrs. Clark of Albla visited Friday and Saturday at the Peter Miller horn*- Several from here and vicinity were in Ottumwa Labor Day. Preaching services will b» held held at Pleasant Corners next Sunday morning snd evening. Dave Hawthorne was an Ottumwa visitor Monday. Mrs.-Jas. Griffin and daughter Bon nie left Friday for Grand Mound, la., to visit relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Johnson-Tislted a few days of last week with relative* at Simon and Keoaauqua. Mr, and Mrs. J. J. Miller were Albla visitors Saturday afternoon, Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Pendarvls and children were 'callers in Eddyvllle on Sunday afternoon. Mr. and IV^s. Wm. Synhorst and daughter visited Sunday, at the Alva Miller home. Foley Kidney Pill*. I Will reach your Individual case if you trouble or urinary irregularities. Try .? have any form of kidney and bladder t'W: them. Store. 11 Because the Cleanser quickly re moves the discolorations which appear on porcelain bath-tubs, and which it is impossible to remove by any other meant. 4 ci ,r* Many other tses A/xl andJulZJHzvctiansati^' Zaxge S£ftep*canlO? "iM visit with friends at Waterloo and other points farther north. The funeral services of the latl Magffie Shaffer, a resident of Walla Walla, Wash., were held at the Pres- ,t byterian church Monday at 4 p. m. Mt, Zlon was Miss Shaffer's girlhood horn* and she leaves a host of relatives and friends here to mourn their loss. The picnic which waa held Friday-in the Campbell grove north of town was well attended. Mr. Gage of Fairfield gave a splendid talk in the afternoon, ,* Prof. Hinkhouse of Fairfield filled the Presbyterian pulpit Sunday morn ing and evening. Archie Barker and family have been visiting relatives in this vicinity. FREDERIC. The Howerton young people living, northeast of here attended Quaker" meeting in Oskaloosa Sunday. Clark Drug Store, Owl Drug ORMANVILLE R. R. WO. 6 Van Weatherly is seriously ill this week. Louis Conder is ^lsa on the sick list this week. Miss ttdith Harboug^ of Belknap engaged for this year's term of school at Fairvlew. Miss Helen McGavic off Ottumwa •will teach a six months' term of school at Hickory Flat. It. F. Sanders will teach at Orman ville the coming school year. G. W. Moss who has been quite 111 is better. Little Miss May Hollingsworth who was 11 years old Aug. 21, waa the recepient of twenty-four beautiful a a Miss Lillie and Walter Lyons of Bloomfleld visited at the home of the*r aunt Mrs. E. S. Berry last week. Miss Edna Berry and Miss Connel of Ottumwa are being entertained at the B. S. Berry home this week. Mr. and Mrs. Cory Hunt entertained Sunday Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Hollings worth and two children, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Cockerel and two children, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Landen and three children. A family reunion was held at the W. D. Ramsey home this week. Mrs. Sarah Martin and daughter Isal and Miss Catherine Graham and EX. Humble were callers at East Lynne last Wednesday evening. Mrs. H. Rupe is recovering. -1 -t "'V-' ill Foley's Kidney Remedy (Liquid). Is a great medicine of proven value for *2 both acute and chronic kidney and ', t'$ bladder ailments. It is especially recommended to elderly people for its ..... wonderful tonic and reconstructive qualities, and the permanent relief and comfort it gives them. Clark Drug Store* 'wl Drug Store.